Taking Care Of Anger

This video is from 1995, and the teachings are still viable today. Ram Dass interviewed Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh about taking care of anger. Thich Nhat Hanh suggests that we hold our anger in mindfulness like a mother holds a crying baby. He teaches that we use mindfulness of breathing to embrace our anger. […]

Meditation Practices: How Do They Affect The Brain?

This Google Talk by Dr. Philippe Goldin of Stanford University is titled, “Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation.” It is about meditation practices: how do they affect the brain? Dr. Goldin spent six years in India and Nepal studying meditation and languages. In his talk, he examined the effect of mindfulness meditation practice on brain function. He […]

Compassion and Empathy

Roshi Joan Halifax is one of the most prominent female Zen masters of our day. We have known each other since we met at a retreat with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997. This was during the summer of my first episode of muscle invasive bladder cancer. […]

Insight Meditation With Tara Brach

This video is an excellent introduction to  insight meditation with Tara Brach. Tara Brach is a well-known vipassana meditation teacher. Vipassana meditation is mindfulness meditation that promotes insight. The other kind of mindfulness meditation is samatha meditation. Mindfulness meditation begins with samatha (calming) to obtain a state of peace and tranquility. This is usually accomplished […]

9 Minute Meditation Course

The 9 Minute Meditation course will help you reduce or eliminate stress from your life. In just 9 minutes a day, you will be able to manage your stress, anxiety, and worries in new and different ways. 9 Minute Meditation will help you also in other aspects of your life. Your relationships with your family, […]

Vipassana Meditation Day 1

Satya Narayan Goenka, also known as S. N. Goenka, was the foremost lay teacher of Vipassana meditation of our time. He was the foundational teacher of Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and many other people that have appeared on these pages. His ten day vipassana meditation course is responsible for the popularity and growth […]

Advice for Daily Practice

On Wednesday night, we had a wonderful gathering at Mindfulness in Healing. Our practice center is undergoing some changes because we are merging with another sangha in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who we call Thay. We meet in this wonderful Chinese medical clinic, the Pine Street Clinic in San Anselmo. The […]

3 Tips To Live More Mindfully

These 3 tips to live more mindfully came from Theo Koffler, found of Mindfulness without Borders. One of her ongoing projects is to bring social and emotional intelligence to the struggling teenagers in Rwanda and Uganda. From what I’ve heard, these programs are quite successful and help bring peace to the troubled areas. We’ve gotten […]

Mindfulness Of Breathing

With Jim Reilly‘s great video from yesterday, I think you will enjoy receiving these words of wisdom about mindfulness of breathing from Christina Feldman. Christina Feldman has written articles on some of the best Buddhist magazines for many years. I have been reading everyone I come across from her. She’s also been leading insight meditation […]

How To Find Joy And Happiness

This video shows us how to find joy and happiness in these words of wisdom. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh says, “There is a little difference between joy and happiness. In joy there is still some excitement. But in happiness you are calmer.” He tells a story which illustrates the difference between joy and happiness. […]